Operations Summit Experiences A Taste of Pure Enchantment!

Each year small and large busineses alike attend the Operations Summit Conference; the only conference exclusively about Direct-to-Customer operations & fulfillment. This years conference was held in Indianapolis, IN from April 22 - 24, and Fairytale Brownies co-founder David Kravetz attended. Not only did David attend, but he also was the speaker at a few sessions regarding the challenges of running a small business in today's economic climate, in addition to hosting a round table lunch which discussed legacy software management. 

Of course you can't discuss the in's and out's of a gourmet brownie business without having plenty of samples to pass around for the guests. Following David's speach, each attendee received an 8-Sprite gift favor to enjoy. Reviews from the operations summit were very positive. Here's an example: "The Operations Summit was a very good experience. I was able to talk to vendors and discuss possible solutions for issues we were experiencing. Also, the breakfast...

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Thank your favorite teachers with gourmet brownie gifts from Fairytale Brownies

We all remember a favorite teacher or two from our school years. The characteristics that made them our favorites are as varied as our personalities - encourager, listener, communicator, caretaker, challenger, joker. Those teachers influenced who we are today.

gourmet brownie giftIf you have children, you probably recognize the influence teachers are making in their lives. May 5-9 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Why not thank those teachers with a gourmet brownie gift from Fairytale Brownies?

The Thank You 8-Sprite Favor ($16.95) is just the right size to send those thank-you thoughts. Eight different fudge brownies are individually wrapped and tucked inside the gift box, so the teacher can snack at recess, lunch... well, whenever the teacher pleases.

Are you still thinking about your own favorite teachers? If you know where they are, you might want to surprise them with a gourmet brownie gift as well. Chances are, if you still remember them, they might still remember you.

(Sending a virtual thank you...

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OMG, WOW, YUM, Awesome Brownies!!!

The Seattle Gourmet from Seattle, WA reviewed the Fairytale Sprite 24.
About Me: Business Gift Giver,Picky,Discerning Shopper,Chocolate Lover

BOTTOM LINE: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

Rating: 5 Stars

Comments about Fairytale Brownies Fairytale Sprite 24: I was happy with all of the brownie flavors, but my favorite was the Mint Chocolate brownie flavor. Fairytale Brownies has their Mint Chocolate recipie down to a sience! The brownie gift box that I purchased had the right balance of chocolate with a complement of assorted flavors. The snack size 24 Sprites were just the right size for a delicious treat. The brownies where packaged and presented for royalty. Love them!

Pros: Flavor Assortment,Delicious,Good Value,Decadent,Individually Wrapped,Nice Presentation,Gourmet Taste,Freshness
Best Uses: Crowd Pleaser,Special Occasion,At-home Dessert,Treat Yourself

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Bake Sally’s gourmet cookies between brownie deliveries

Sally McKenney, a writer and photographer from Baltimore, has developed quite a following for her excellent food blog Sally’s Baking Addiction. It’s a great stop for gourmet cookie and dessert recipes to fill the gap between brownie deliveries from Fairytale Brownies.

Sally’s blog recently caught the attention of NPR, which published her recipe for Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cookies. Sally’s gourmet cookies are sprinkled with sea salt and stuffed with caramel. Last year, the recipe won a Nestle Toll House contest—and the accompanying $5,000 grand prize!

So, how does one go about stuffing caramel into a gourmet cookie? As Sally's told to NPR, “The trick to stuffing the caramel candy inside is to make sure the dough completely envelops it. Otherwise you'll have a leaking caramel mess on your cookie sheets!”

Yeah, we’re guessing that’s not as easy as it sounds.

If you’re in the mood for a sweet combination of chocolate and caramel but you’re not ready to follow Sally into the kitchen, it’s...

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Gourmet Brownies smiles from miles away

AnaMarie from from Phoenix AZ to Columbus OH reviewed the Fairytale Sprite 24.
About Me: Business Gift Giver,Chocolate Lover,Gift Recipient,Make someone smile,Personal Gift Giver,Repeat Buyer

BOTTOM LINE: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

Rating: 5 Stars

Comments about Fairytale Brownies Fairytale Sprite 24: I was introduced to these gourmet brownies at a few years ago after I asked my friend about a billboard I saw off the freeway. She said that I had to try these amazing treats. Well, over the years I have purchased brownie gifts a few times for others in my life, recently for my parents in AZ for their anniversary. They loved the brownies and shared with other family and friends. I also had sent a gift box a couple of times to my now fiances work in Columbus, Ohio and booyyy did he have to share with the team. I know these brownie gifts will never let me down, and its always such a unique treat. Funniest part is I seem to buy them for everyone else but have never had one myself, and I still...

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Fairytale Brownies Make Unique and Memorable Birthday Gifts

Happy Birthday Brownies for Dave!

Let's face it, we all have birthday gifts to buy for that "hard to buy for person"; we try to get creative and find something unique that will always be remembered, right? Well, stop racking your brain and start thinking Fairytale Brownies. That's exactly what I did when I had an out of town relative visiting Arizona while on a business trip and wanted to get together for dinner. My cousin Dave just happened to mention that it was his birthday and I had to act quickly!

I didn't have to think long before I decided to buy a gift of Fairytale Brownies; I chose a Birthday 8-Sprite gift favor and it was the perfect gift for Dave as I know he loves chocolate! It's a one size fits all kind of gift that everyone will enjoy! There's no doubt that a gift from Fairytale Brownies is unique and will always be remembered because chocolate is a comfort food and birthdays are special so who could ever forget that combination? Dave loved the gift of brownies and proudly...

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Perfect Easter Dessert - Browned Butter Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosted brownies!

After being in the gourmet brownie business for over 21 years, we at Fairytale Brownies often hear from our customers about how they use our brownies, bars and cookies to make amazing desserts. Over the years, we've seen (and made!) many delicious recipes ourselves. Here's one of my personal favorites. The perfect accompaniment to a rich Easter dessert are Browned Butter Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosted brownies and cookies. Visit Fairytale Brownies recipe page for more serving suggestions, or for other fun and delicious ways to bake using our gourmet brownies, cookies and bars. Recipes include everything from Brownie Trifles, Ice-Cream Sandwiches, and Spicy Chili Chocolate Fondue to delicious Peanut Butter Pie. Enjoy! ~Hilary

Easter Brownie Dessert

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Cook butter in a small, heavy saucepot over medium heat, stirring constantly, about 6 minutes or until butter begins to...

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Magic Morsels: Best Brownie for Easter Egg Hunts

It is almost Easter and many people will be taking part in or orchestrating an Easter Egg Hunt! As a kid, I always found this to be so much fun, and honestly there should be no reason why adults can’t have fun doing it too. So rather than filling the eggs with candy, fill them with something everyone can enjoy! Fairytale Brownies Magic Morsels are the best brownie size for fitting in those plastic eggs. Plus, they are individually wrapped, so they will stay pure and fresh! People go crazy for these little bites of brownie bliss! You may see everyone’s motivation to find those eggs increase and could have a real fun and friendly competition on your hands!

For an Easter egg hunt, or just for filling Easter baskets, I recommend forgoing the packaging and save by buying bulk. Choose from eight fudgy flavors of bite-size Magic Morsels in increments of three dozen. Visit brownies.com and order brownies today. Easter will be that much sweeter!

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Fairytale's shipping team learns how to bake fudge brownies

Everyone knows that understanding how to do one's job is important in keeping that job. But at Fairytale Brownies, we believe we become more efficient when we understand how others do their jobs within the company. So we shadow train.

Most recently, shipping team members donned white aprons and hair nets, and entered the kitchen to bake gourmet brownies.

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Natalie drops chunks of chocolate and butter into the kettle that to melt. The liquid will then be poured into the mixer with the dry ingredients to create the gourmet brownie batter.

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Baking team member Omar shows Natalie proper melting procedures.

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Meanwhile, Cindy and Susan learn how to wrap Magic Morsels.

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Eugene prepares brownie trays for refrigeration.

 

 

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April is all about birthday food gifts in my family

April is birthday month in my family. My brother’s birthday is April 23. My dad’s birthday is April 28. My birthday is April 30. On the other hand, my mom’s birthday is in March. What a challenge it must’ve been for her to lead a household of three stubborn Taurus men!

In addition to my immediate family’s birthdays, my uncle and eldest cousin have April birthdays as well. And to top it all off, my parents’ anniversary is in April. April brings no shortage of excuses to celebrate. And my relationship with Fairytale Brownies offers me no shortage of access to amazing Belgian chocolate brownies to deliver as birthday food gifts.

Rich and delicious, Belgian chocolate brownies from Fairytale Brownies are ideal gifts for life’s meaningful moments—like birthdays. If you’re wondering which to send me this April, you’re in luck. I’ve been taste testing for years waiting for this moment.

My favorites are the Peanut Butter Brownie with its velvety peanut butter and smooth dark chocolate and the Pecan...

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